View Full Version : WR Wilson looking for more footballs his way

08-02-2007, 12:45 AM
just cut this **** sucker already, he complained about this **** his first year with the steelers......he's worthless, reid is impressing everyone, just cut this guy already

Cedrick Wilson feels ignored and he's not happy about it.

The Steelers receiver complained yesterday that his quarterbacks don't throw the ball his way enough in practice or games, even when he's wide open.

"I come out here and work hard just like everybody else. I deserve a couple of passes," an angry Wilson said shortly after morning practice ended on a pass play that provoked an outburst by him.

Backup Charlie Batch threw a pass toward an underneath receiver that was intercepted by cornerback Jovon Johnson. Wilson, wide open deep, cursed loudly in the end zone about it and again during an interview.

"Yeah," he said, "then you all talk about how I ain't [expletive] and I never get the [expletive] football."

He later explained that, for whatever reason, Steelers quarterbacks largely ignore him in the passing game.

"I can't help if the quarterback doesn't throw me the ball," said Wilson, the starting split end last season and still running with the first team. "I'm running my routes, I'm doing the right things. You can't help if the quarterback doesn't throw you the ball."

Hall of Famers John Stallworth and Lynn Swann staged an intense competition to attract more balls their way, even schmoozing quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Asked if he ever talked to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger about it, Wilson said, "I try."

"He can just do his thing," Wilson said. "As long as we're successful, I'm fine."

Clearly, though, he is not. Asked if he were ignored often when open, Wilson said: "You tell me. You watch the games. Don't you watch the games?"

Wilson said he has no idea why.

"I don't know. I don't know. I just have to work, I guess."

Bruce Arians, the new offensive coordinator, said a receiver wanting the ball more is not a bad thing.

"They all want the ball more," Arians said. "There are not enough footballs to go around."

Wilson was third on the team with 37 receptions and fourth with 504 yards last season, his first as a starter since the Steelers signed him as an unrestricted free agent in 2005 to help replace Plaxico Burress. He scored one touchdown.

He was the starting split end until a sprained ankle Dec. 3 against Tampa Bay. Rookie Santonio Holmes, who had rotated every other series with Wilson for much of the season, took over from there.

Holmes' 49 receptions for 824 yards were second on the team last season and led all AFC rookies. Holmes, a first-round draft choice, is listed as the starter on the depth chart with Wilson behind him, but Wilson also questions that. Holmes missed the first four days of practice because of a minor surgical procedure and has remained behind Wilson since his return Sunday.

"I think everybody's competing for a job," Wilson said. "I don't think anything's locked up. We have a new coach; he doesn't know anybody. That's a good thing for a lot of guys.

"We'll see how it works out. I'm in front of him right now. [Last season], I got hurt for four games so I finished behind him."

Told it was assumed by many that Holmes would be the starter, including the official depth chart, Wilson said that was probably natural.

"You know what? He's a first-round pick, he's young. That's obvious. But at the same time, you still have to come out to the field and play.

"I didn't do anything last year to have my job taken away from me but get hurt. You shouldn't lose your job on account that you got hurt, know what I mean? Plus, you only lose your job on account you got hurt with a first-round pick behind you. At the same time, I caught all the balls that were thrown to me last year."

Wilson was fourth on the team with 26 receptions for 451 yards in 2005 when he played behind starting split end Antwaan Randle El but rotated series with him.

Arians re-worked the playbook this year to include more use of three and four wide receivers on first down, more use of three tight ends and even more use of Willie Parker as a third-down back.

Are there enough footballs to go around?

"I don't know, you know? I hope there are," Wilson said. "I just have to focus on the balls I get, I guess, because there ain't a lot of them, I'll tell you that much."


08-02-2007, 12:51 AM

just for you and K train koop

08-02-2007, 12:56 AM

just for you and K train koop

lol, white kids are freaking stupid lol

08-02-2007, 01:01 AM
hey now...i was a white kid ....one time....long long ago....

08-02-2007, 01:19 AM
I never disliked wilson but after reading this he just seems like a whiner. there are times when he starts to make a little sense and then he whines again. I'm with you koop, cut his sorry ***. the steelers have no room for whiners.
buh bye ced

08-02-2007, 01:52 AM
Now if he'd learn to catch the ball as good as he whines.

08-02-2007, 06:19 AM
Wilson needs to STFU and just play the damn game. Let your talking be done on the field instead of stirring the pot with the media. If he's got a problem then take it to closed doors with Ben, Arians, and Tomlin and work it out. Running to the media never solves anything and just makes the issue get way more publicity then it deserves.

Iron City South
08-02-2007, 09:16 AM
I hate to tell Ced, but if the Steelers are planning to spread the ball around and bring more multi-TE packages into the game, that's going to mean less total grabs for EVERY WR ...

dick rasile
08-02-2007, 09:43 AM
just cut this **** sucker already, he complained about this **** his first year with the steelers......he's worthless, reid is impressing everyone, just cut this guy already

Just cut this, WHAT. That's cool the way you call people names knowing damn well how safe your *** is. You should be happy having a player that wants to be more involved in his job. The man has great hands and is well scouted by other teams.

08-02-2007, 10:32 AM
First off that you tube video is hilarious, maybe because i used to be a "stupid freakin white kid":scratch:, and secondly I never liked the way Wilson played for the Steelers. Anyone ever notice his lack of fighting for the ball and how he is more concerned with drawing a flag out from a phantom pass interference?
Maybe he does'nt get any balls thrown his way because he don't break his route when he is suppose to or maybe the QB's are not that confident in him to even look his way.:2cents:

08-02-2007, 10:59 AM
Ced must be channelin T.O. again...to bad he ain't anywhere near as talented

08-02-2007, 12:09 PM
The man has great hands and is well scouted by other teams.

Then he shouldn't have a problem finding work :banana: Like a few people have already said, if hes got a problem with not being targeted as much as he would like then he needs to bring it up in the locker room, not cryin and whinin about it out in public....be a professional, this ain't the sandlot.

08-02-2007, 02:14 PM
Just cut this, WHAT. That's cool the way you call people names knowing damn well how safe your *** is. You should be happy having a player that wants to be more involved in his job. The man has great hands and is well scouted by other teams.

go play with your horse.......... he's going about it the wrong way, this is the second time since he's been a steeler that he's whined for the ball, he's just not a good wr, he's at best a third wr, not a starter, he doesn't produce

holmes, reid, washington>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wilson, and your horse

08-02-2007, 05:59 PM
With ben being able to take the hancuffs off after three seasons with conservative cowher there will be a lot of balls coming to receivers ant tight ends as well. He needs to hold on to the ball and gain his QBs trust. I have seen Wilson open many times and make good catches and bad too. When you play the split or slot unless you are a hot read sometimes you become the third checkdow depending on the formation. Sometimes Ben doesnt have to checkdown that many times and even if he does someitmes he doesnt get the time he needs from blockers. But look Ben is a last minute passer I have seen him scramble and pass at last seconds. Just keep running good routes and youll get your chance. JUST MAKE SURE YOU CATCH IT!!!

K Train
08-02-2007, 06:51 PM
oh christ, why wont he just leave us alone

08-02-2007, 08:27 PM
I think its just great he wants the ball more, but dont bitch about it, just shut up and go out and catch the damn thing!!!:lol:

08-02-2007, 11:55 PM
Here's Tomlin's reply to being asked about Wilson's remarks.....

Tomlin was asked about Wilson’s on-field complaint Wednesday morning that he wasn’t getting enough passes. Wilson then continued his complaint to a reporter a few minutes later after practice ended.

“A wideout that’s not somewhat concerned about not getting the ball, I’m concerned about that,” Tomlin said. “He’s got to do a better job of expressing it and expressing it to the right people. That’s what we talked about. If we’re going to be great, we’ve got to drop down all walls on this football team. If you’ve got a problem with the man, take it to the man. Go to somebody who can help you solve your problems and then we move forward. Ced understands that, but a guy being upset about not getting the ball? I love competitors. I want to see guys that want to win.”

Did Tomlin the wide receiver ever make a similar complaint in college?

“Absolutely,” he said, “and I complained to people I shouldn’t have complained to. I guess I’ve learned from life experience.”

08-03-2007, 04:22 PM
I want Washingtn and Reid to beat him out.

strong D
08-03-2007, 08:43 PM
i hope he gets cut